Even after we have quote-on-quote “grown up,” the cartoons we were raised with will always have a special place in our hearts. But did you ever wonder what the stories would have been like if the characters were living in Egypt? Some of them fit right in, while others didn’t fare as well… Here’s a look at what could’ve happened if they were let loose in the Egyptian streets!

Dexter’s Laboratory

Dex

In the cartoon, the boy genius had a secret laboratory that his parents knew nothing about and they never mentioned how he got the money for it. It’s not realistic unless he had his hands deep in corruption at that early age, so it’s likely that if Dexter was in Egypt, he would’ve been pleading the government to pay for his projects. Being the genus he is, we’re pretty sure he would’ve had a hand in the Kofta device!

The Simpsons

homer

El khamra 7aram, and Homer is a good family man. Instead of his usual beer and couch, he would have replaced it with a shisha and a chair in a local ahwa.

Johnny Bravo

Jbravo

Johnny Bravo is a character by all means! He was hilarious for us as kids, but if you rewatch it now, you’ll realize he’s a harasser! You know the guys who harass women in Eid, and recently got owned by a female police officer? He’s one of them!

Minions

minions

MOOOOZ!!

American Dad

AMERICAN DAD

Stan Smith is felol, and after the revolution, he decided to go with the flow. He’s running for president and will be forcing people to vote for him and support him because he knows all their dirty laundry! When all else failed, he decided to get involved with sports….

Cow and Chicken

Cow n'chicken

Cow and Chicken were probably the weirdest cartoons we’ve grown up with. I mean, Mama had a chicken, Mama had a cow, Dad was proud, he didn’t care how!  If they were in Egypt, however, they’d be the shawermas you had last night!

Samurai Jack

Samurai jack

Jack el shaba7 ba2a gazar ad el denya! Have you seen how he works the sword? He uses his talents in Egypt to butcher his cartoon mates, Cow and Chicken.

Scooby Doo

scooby doo

In Egypt, Shaggy and Scooby will always be seen munching in their local 3arabeyt fool, they would be very good for the street vendor economy!

The Magic School Bus

magic bus

Most young adults now credit all their general knowledge to this show! It taught us everything, from science, to geography, to social lessons, and most importantly, we knew the Canadian accent and went on saying “aboot” instead of “about” just to seem cool. In Egypt, this magical school bus is stuck in traffic…All. The. Time.

Ed, Edd, and Eddy

ed edd n eddy

Ed, Edd, and Eddy failed their Thanaweya 3ama tests, and became basic tools. They tried forming a sha3by band, but they didn’t even get their 5 minutes of fame…

SpongeBob SquarePants

 

songe bob

Instead of being in the underwater of Bikini Bottom, Sbongbob, asfar kamony, lives in Alexandria. He likes friska and long walks on the beach while playing Oka w Ortega.

Artwork by Mohamed Chahin